Daniel (Dan) Gordon Smith, (Apao’koomi’inoo’kao’mita- RoanHorse) went to be with our Lord at his home on Chief Mountain Ranch on Monday, Aug. 31, 2020.
A private memorial service with family and close friends was held.
Dan was born July 28, 1960 in Browning Mont. to Patricia and Gary Smith. He grew up and resided on the Chief Mountain Family Ranch that he loved in Babb, Mont. He loved to hunt, fish and work cattle in the beautiful foothills of Chief Mountain Ranch. Throughout his lifetime he climbed Chief Mountain several of times. He was a dedicated hard worker, truck driver, and did
road construction for many years before he settled back on the ranch where he spent time doing what loved to do.
Dan had three sons, Ivan,
Riley, and Tanner, who he loved very much! Dan met the love of his life
Paulette RunningWolf, and added two more children to the family, Tyson and Kelsy RunningWolf, with grandchild Jensen Lucca RunningWolf. Together they fenced, worked with cattle as “Cowboy’s on wheels”, riding the Razor, and went on many vacations. During their time together, seven grandchildren joined their family, Jenson Lucca, Dominic, Josiah, Genevieve, Owen, Sterling, and Lucas. Dan also loved his mom and
sisters, he would do anything for them.
Dan was preceded in death by Gary Smith and niece Chantel Vasquez.
He is survived by his mother Patricia Smith; four of his siblings Lova (Wayne) Sturgill, Yvonne (Doug) Miller, Angelina (Chris Sr.) Walter and Sandra Logan; his three sons Ivan, Riley, and Tanner; seven grandchildren; nieces and nephews John Adam and
Daniel Mclough, Brandie Boerschinger, Shane Emerson, Sharlie and Chris
Walter Jr., Catina Vasquez, and many more loved nieces and nephews.